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town you will be hard beset with enemies, who will strain hard but they will kill you ; and be you sure that one or both of you must feal the testimony which you hold with blood ; but be you faithful unto death, and the King will
give you a crown of life. He that thåll die He whole lot is there, although his death will be unnatural, will be there to and his pains perhaps great, he will yet, fuffer. have the better of his fellow; pot only be
Caufe he will be arrived at the celestial city fooneft, but because he escape many miseries that the other will meet with in the rest of his journey. But when you are come to the town and shall find fulfilled what I have here related, then remember your friend, and quit youre felves like men, and commit the kecping of your fouls to your God in well-doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Then I saw in my dream, that when they were got out of the wilderness, they prefently saw a town before them, and the name of that town is Vanity; and at the town there is a fair kept, called Vanity fair: It is kept all the year long;
it beareth the name of Vanity fair, because the town where it is kept, is lighter than vanity; and be cause all that is there fold, or that cometh thither, is vanj. ty; as is the saying of the wise, all that cometh is vanity. This fair is no new-erected business, but a thing of an
tient ftanding: I will then you the original
of it. I The antiquity Almoft five thousand years agone, there of this fair, and were pilgrims walking to the celeftial city, she merchandize, as thefe two honest persons are; and Beel.
zebub, Apollyon, and Legion, with their companions, perceiving by the path that she pilgrims made, that their way to the city lay through this town of Vanity, they contrived here to set up a fair ; a fair wherein should be sold all sorts of. Vanity, , and that it hould last all the year long ; therefore at this fair are all fuch merchandizes fold, as houses, landas trades, places, honours, preferments, titles, countries, kingdoms, lufts, pleasures, and delights of all sorts, as whores, bawds, wives, husbands, children, mafters, servants, lives, blood, bodies, fouls, filver, gold, pearls, precious stones, and what not. And, morcover, at this, fair there is at all times to be
feen jugglings, cheats, games, plays, fools, apes, kaaves, and rogues, and that of every kind.
Here are to be seen too, and that for nothing, thefts, morders, adulteries, false swearers, aod that of a blood-red colour,
And, as in other fairs of less moment, there are feveral rows and streets under their proper names, where such and soch wares are vended : So here likewife
have the proper places, rows, streets, (viz. countries, and kingdom) where the wares of this fair are funnet to be found. Here is the Britain row, the French rów, the German row, where several forts of vanities are to be fold. But, as in other fairs, fome one commodity is as the chief of all the fair ; so the ware of Rome, and her merchandize, is greatly promoted in this fair ; only our English nation, with some others, have taken a dillike thereat.
Now, as I said, the way to the celefial city lies just thro' the town where this ląsty fair is kept ; and he that will go to the city, and yet not go Chrif wente through this town, myft needs go out of the thro' rbis fair, world. The Prince of princes himself, when here, went through this town to his own country, and that upon a fair day too: Yea, and as I think, it was Beelzebub, the chief lord of this fair, that invited him to boy of his vanīties ; yea, would have made him lord of the fair would he have done him reverence as he went through the town: Yea, because he was such a person of honour, Beelzebub had him from street to Street, and shew. ed him all the kingdoms of the world in a little time, thag he might, if poflible, aliure the Blessed One to cheapen and buy some of bis vanities ; 'But he had no mind to the mere chandize, and therefore left the town, without laying out so much as one farthing upon these yanities. This fair, therefore, is an antient thing, 'of long standing, and a very
Now these pilgrims, as I said, muft needs The pilgrims go through this fair. Well, so they didp enter the fair, but behold, even as they entered into the fair, all the people in thesfait wese moved, and the town itself
, as it were in a hubbub about them; and that for feyeral reasons.' Fuk, The pilgrims were cloached with fuch kind of raja
infomuch that they concluded the death of these ment: Wherefore they threatened, that aci. that fu fair ma said the lams;
what el naan ; world. feemed
i. fin beh
Behold VANITY FATR ! the pilgrims there
Are chain'd, and stew'd beside;
And on moupe Calvary dy'd.
ther cage nor irons should serve their turn, Their adverfas bar that they thould die for the abute t ey ries refolve had done, and for deluding the men of the kill there
Then were they remanded to the cage again, until fure ther order should be taken with them; lo they put thema 10, ud made their feet fast in the Rocks.
Here therefore they called again to mind what they had heard from their faithful friend Evangelist, and were the more confirmed in choir ways and sufferings, by what he Hold them would happen to them. They alfo now comforced each othit, that whole lot it was to suffer even hc Rould have the best on't ; therefore each man secretly withAnd that he might have that preferment: But, committing themselves to the all-wise disposal of him that ruleth all thingt, with much content chey abode thé condition in which they were, until they thould be otherwise disposed of,
Theá, á convenient time being appointed, they brought them forth to their trial, in order to their condemnation. When the time was come, they were brought before their enemies, and arraigned. The judge's name was Lord Haregood. Their indi&ment was one and the same in fubstance, though somewhat varying in form; the coutents whereof was this: " That they were encmies to, and dif Their indicimento
turbers of their trade ; that they had "made commotions and divisions in the town, and won a
party to their own most dangerous opinions, in contempt * of the law of their prince."
Then Faithfel began to answer, That he had only see nimself againīt that which Faithful's are had set itleif against him that is higher than swer for be * the highest. said ance
, make none, being myself a man of lord, your parties that were won to us, were won by bice will fol. truth and innocence, and they are only torre yet in our worse to the botters and as to the king you
Which I have he is Beelzebub, the enemy of our Lord, I
hat he knew, Then proclamation was made, That they as priloner at to say for their lord the king against the prify: hould forckwith appear
ali bis angels,
and give-in theileftimony.